Victoria Macdonald is Health and Social Care Editor at Channel 4 News.
Victoria Macdonald is an award-winning journalist, who has been covering health and social care issues for Channel 4 News since 1999.
She reports on changes in the NHS - the reforms and the politics - whether it is in hospitals or in the community or, indeed in Westminster.
She closely follows the care system and how it impacts on the elderly and those with disabilities as well as investigating issues, including mental health, HIV/Aids and TB, and child health.
Victoria is originally from New Zealand and worked for the Sunday Telegraph before joining Channel 4 News.
Inequalities should be put to the forefront of the Covid inquiry to highlight the unequal impact the pandemic had on different parts of society, according to its chair. It’s one of several new recommendations Baroness Heather Hallett made to the Prime Minister today. The inquiry will look at the response to the pandemic, but after…
The Government promised long awaited reforms to mental health services in the UK, in today’s Queen’s Speech.
It has been announced that the Queen will not attend the state opening of parliament tomorrow – with the Prince of Wales set to read the Queen’s statement on her behalf instead.
How many people really died from Covid in the first two years of the pandemic?
Families at the centre of the Nottingham trust maternity scandal have met Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid, after they wrote to him saying a review that’s already been set up was not fit for purpose. It has also emerged Mr Javid’s choice of chair for the review has declined to take on the…
Doctors across the world are racing to find out what’s causing a surge in hepatitis among young children – as the number of cases in the UK jumped to 145.
We reported extensively on the death toll in care homes two years ago – could they have been prevented?
Demand is soaring but stocks are running short, now the government has now said it will appoint an HRT tsar to deal with the shortage of hormone replacement therapy drugs (HRT).
People with terminal cancer are more than twice as likely to take their own lives as people without, according to new figures.
The senior midwife who delivered a hard hitting report into failures in maternity care at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust has said she would be willing to conduct another urgent inquiry into services at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust
NHS leaders in England have warned that services are under “enormous strain”, due to a combination of high demand, staff shortages and high levels of Covid. It’s already prompted a number of trusts to declare critical incidents.
Authorities in China have imposed indefinite lockdown restrictions in Shanghai – home to 26 million people – as they battle to control a surge in Covid cases.
With Covid rates in England at a record level, another nine symptoms have been added to the official list, including shortness of breath, tiredness and a sore throat.
“A catalogue of tragedies” – that’s how the senior midwife Donna Ockenden described her review into maternity services at the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust.
We can exclusively reveal that a review into the trust at the centre of the largest maternity scandal in the history of the NHS will be ordered to make 60 immediate changes to their practices.